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Public Budget Hearing and Meet the Candidates Night May 10

(May 5, 2016) Residents are encouraged to attend the Public Budget Hearing on Tuesday, May 10 at 7 p.m. in the Ichabod Crane High School Library. A "Meet the Candidates Night" will be held at 7:30 p.m. following the budget hearing.

The annual budget newsletter containing details of the adopted spending plan and bus purchase proposition was mailed to all residents the week of May 2. The Budget Vote & Board of Education Election is Tuesday, May 17, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Ichabod Crane High School Gymnasium. Voting will take place by scanning-type voting machines this year, as required by law. For more information, please visit the Budget webpage.

No School May 13; School IN Session May 27

Due to the district’s one snow day April 4, there will be school on May 27. The district had cancelled school that day as a “give back” day. School will not be in session on Friday, May 13.

IC Music Students to Participate in NYSSMA Solo-Ensemble Festival May 6

(May 5, 2016) Several Ichabod Crane music students will participate in the New York State School Music Association Solo-Ensemble Festival on Friday, May 6 at Arlington Middle School. The students are performing solos and ensembles for a NYSSMA adjudication grade. Congratulations and best of luck to our students! Learn More

Reminder: Purchase Tickets for Quilt Fundraiser for Roberta Rose Memorial Scholarship Until June 10

Quilt being raffled

Tickets for the raffle of the 'Peaceful Rose Garden' quilt handmade by Beth Demers and Robin Sullivan to benefit the Roberta Rose Memorial Scholarship Fund will be sold until June 10 with the drawing being held on June 10 at the high school. Learn More

New Visions: Law & Government Students Win Northeastern States Award at National Competition
Area high school students make history by winning the region

New Visions team in DC


(May 3, 2016) For the second consecutive year, the Capital Region BOCES New Visions: Law & Government team, including Ichabod Crane High School students Katie Gibson and Margaret Richards, has won a major award at the National “We The People: The Citizen and the Constitution” competition in Washington, D.C.

The 11-student New Visions: Law & Government class won the Northeastern States Award, besting 137 finalists from nine other states and the District of Columbia at the competition held April 23-25. This is the first time in the national competition’s 29-year history that a team from New York has won the award. Learn More

Three ICHS Youth Ambassadors Attend Shattering the Myths Rally in NYC

(May 2, 2016) On April 20, ICHS Principal Craig Shull, Shattering the Myths advisor Maureen Sgambelluri and students Meredith Richards, Megan Kirby, and Alex Mangione-Smith traveled to NYC to attend the “Shattering the Myths” youth rally sponsored by Mentor Foundation, USA. In conjunction with the “Shattering the Myths” event, H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden addressed the UN General Assembly Special Session, speaking on the topic of drug prevention among young people. Learn More/See Photos

ICHS Students Receive Awards at Capital Region Media Arts Festival

(April 26, 2016) ICHS students Hannah DeWeerd and Michael Foote were awarded at the 2016 Capital Region Media Arts Festival. Twelve artworks from ICHS students were selected to be a part of the festival that ran though April 22 at at the Bethlehem Gallery located in Bethlehem Central High School. Learn More

Board Adopts Proposed 2016-2017 Budget

Public Hearing May 10; Budget Vote May 17
(April 20, 2016) At its meeting on Tuesday, April 19, the Ichabod Crane Board of Education adopted the proposed 2016-17 budget district residents will consider on May 17. The proposed spending plan not only maintains all current programs, but provides increased student support in special education, enhancements to programs, and the purchase of new equipment to meet students’ needs.

The $38,133,987 draft budget represents a 1.55 percent increase in spending, the lowest budget-to-budget increase since the 2012-13 budget. The estimated tax levy increase is 0.67 percent, which is at the district’s allowable tax levy limit calculated under the state’s tax cap guidelines and the lowest in four years. Learn More

Join Us for Ichabod Crane's Spring Concerts

(April 19, 2016) Ichabod Crane's Music Department is pleased to offer its Spring Concert series. All concerts are free and open to the public. The schedule is as follows:

  • 7th & 8th Grade Concert
    Wednesday, May 18 beginning @ 7:00p.m., High School Auditorium
  • 5th Grade Concert
    Thursday, May 19 beginning @ 6:30p.m., High School Auditorium
  • 6th Grade Concert
    Thursday, May 19 beginning @ 7:30p.m., High School Auditorium
  • High School Concert
    Wednesday, May 25 beginning @ 7:00p.m., High School Auditorium

Four Candidates Running for Three Seats on the Board of Education

Meet the Candidates Night & Public Budget Hearing May 10
(April 19, 2016) Four candidates are seeking three (3) seats on the Board of Education. Each seat carries a three-year term beginning July 1, 2016 and is unpaid. Running, in the order they will appear on the May 17 ballot, are Michael Stead, Matthew Nelson, Anthony Welcome and Jeffrey Ouellette.

Board member candidates will be introduced at the public hearing for the 2016-2017 budget which will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Following the hearing the Ichabod Crane Participatory Government Class will host a “Meet the Candidates Night.” Learn More

ICHS Envirothon Team Takes First Place at Hudson Valley Regional Envirothon

Envirothon team

(April 18, 2016) On April 14, the ICHS Envirothon team placed first in Columbia County at the Hudson Valley Regional Envirothon, which qualifies them for the state competition in May. The five-member team of Alexis Hoffmann, Eric Papas, Megan Malanowski, Bailey Lapo-McDermott, and Max Zimmerman worked together to compete on five environmental topics: Soils, Aquatics, Forestry, Wildlife, and Current Issues. The primary goal of the Envirothon is to learn about the natural environment so as to become stewards of the land. Congratulations to the team and their advisor Alissa Ferlito!

Ichabod Crane Middle School Announces March Rider of the Month Students

Rider of the Month

(April 12, 2016) Ichabod Crane Middle School is pleased to announce the Rider of the Month students for March! Congratulations to Justice Suafoa, Olivia Dixon, Ashyln Hunter, Emily Wall, Hailey Slade and Billy Hamm. Learn More

ICHS Art Student Leah Meredith Earns 3D Juror's Award in 2016 HS Regional Juried Exhibit at Albany Center Gallery

(April 11, 2016) At the reception for the 2016 HS Regional Juried Exhibit at Albany Center Gallery, Leah Meredith's ceramic sculpture Tornado received the Lory Tansky 3D Juror's Award! An IC student has never before been chosen for an award at this very selective annual juried exhibit. Learn More

ICHS Announces February & March Rider of the Month Students

(April 7, 2016) Ichabod Crane High School is pleased to announce the Rider of the Month students for February & March! Congratulations to February Rider of the Month students Jacob Race, Tyler Halstead, Kendra Bergeron, Caleb Scace, Analeah Herbst, Raven Bishop, Taiylor Ressler and Meghan McCormick and March Rider of the Month students Sean Mueller, Hunter Dawson, Celia Gagnon, Calista Phippen, Jake Barrett, Maggie Gibson, Margaret Richards, and Kim Cramer.

Two Ichabod Crane Odyssey of the Mind Teams Take 5th in the State!

(April 7, 2016) ICC's two Odyssey of the Mind teams from the Middle School competed in the State Tournament at Binghamton State University on Saturday, April 2. Both teams finished in 5th place. Learn More

Board Appoints Tenure to 12 Faculty

(April 7, 2016) The Board of Education approved tenure appointments for 12 faculty members at its meeting on April 5. Congratulations to the following: Kathryn Babendrier, Margaret Bortugno, Thomas Call, Jennifer Cramer, Nancy Dolan, Maria Doubrava, Jodi Gajadar, Emily Lock, Cole Moon, Lindsay Meyers, Megan Yeats and Emily Zeh.

ICC 6th Grade Students Participate in Twin County Science Expo

(April 4, 2016) Congratulations to the following Ichabod Crane sixth grade students who presented their projects at the 18th Annual Twin County Science Expo at Columbia Greene Community College on Saturday, April 2: Greg Moon, Asah Mulica, Brett Richards, Ian Wall, Abigail Wood, Gunnar Grethen-McLaughlin, Morgan Ormerod and Abigail Dolge learn more

Board Holds Public Hearing, Approves Smart Schools Investment Plan

(March 2, 2016) The Board of Education approved the Smart Schools Investment Plan following a public hearing on the plan at its meeting on March 1. The plan has now been submitted to the State Education Department for approval. Learn More.

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